Graduate Program


Master's Program in Nursing

Students are required to complete a minimum of 32 credits including the following coursework.

  1. Four courses of Advanced Nursing (8 credits)
  2. Advanced Seminar in the specialty division (8 credits)
  3. Graduate Research in the specialty division (12 credits)
  4. Submission of Master's thesis


Doctoral Program in Nursing

Students are required to complete a minimum of 12 credits including the following coursework.

  1. One course of Special Seminar (2 credits)
  2. One course of Research Methods (2 credits)
  3. Advanced Clinical Seminar within the specialty division (2 credits)
  4. Dissertation Research within the specialty division (6 credits)
  5. Submission of Doctoral dissertation


Master's Program in Nursing Systems Management

Nursing Systems Management, a three-year master's program, was founded in 2002, as the first advanced professional nursing graduate program in Japan. The Nursing Systems Management program has five specialties: Hospital Nursing Systems Management, Community Nursing Systems Management, and Long Term Care Facilities Nursing Systems Management, Nursing Administration & Evaluation, and Continuing Education & Policy Management in Nursing.

This program is designed to develop competencies and skills in: efficient and effective management of organizational and human resources; collaboration and coordination within multi-professional teams; assurance of quality health care services; application and utilization of high technology and tools; advanced problem solving; and political action to make reformations.

The enrollment period of this program is a minimum of three years. Students are expected to keep their positions as nursing administrators throughout the program and to conduct master'slevel research at their work place.

Students are required to complete a minimum of 30 credits including the following coursework.

  1. Three courses of Nursing Systems Management within the specialty (10 credits from the subjects marked * below)
  2. Advanced Seminar within the specialty (6 credits)
  3. Graduate Research within the specialty (12 credits)
  4. Completion of Master's Research Project


International Master’s Program for Nursing Science

International Master’s Program for Nursing Science

The Graduate School of Nursing at Chiba University offers a newly initiated international graduate program (International Program for Nursing Science) from October, 2012.
The program will allow international master-course students to effectively learn about recent advances at the frontiers of nursing science and art. This is especially designed for international students to provide a basis for further research preparation. The program prepares individuals with in-depth knowledge and experience in their selected area of practice. Most course work including master’s thesis is offered in English.
Therefore it is ideal for students who have not yet gained proficiency in Japanese.
Upon graduation, students will have a scientific and theoretical base for advanced nursing roles in their selected area of nursing; can participate in research activity and transfer research findings to practice; can contribute to the formulation or refinement theory; and can respond to the health care concerns of society.


Disaster Nursing Global Leader Degree Program

Professor : Yayoi Iwasaki
Project Professor:Takeshi Shindo

This is the first intercurricular, joint doctoral program of five universities (Chiba University, Tokyo Medical & Dental University, University of Kochi, University of Hyogo and Japanese Red Cross College of Nursing) in Japan. The purpose of this program is to conduct innovative research and develop theories which can be applied to nursing practices in cooperation with other professionals in related disciplines, and to contribute towards promotion of human security through educating nurses with profound understanding in disaster nursing. This graduate program for disaster nursing aims to create global nurse leaders who can respond to and solve a wide range of problems in disasters and exercise interdisciplinary leadership in international settings. One of important characteristics of this program is the network and exchange programs with international affiliates. The total of 32 institutions has entered cooperative relationship across the globe. This course was be opened in April 2014.

Envisioned Outcome of the Program

Envisioned Outcome of the Program

<Step 1> Provide a healthy environment for victims and survivors to ensure human security in times of disasters.
<Step 2> Submit policy proposals to ensure “healthy living” in all phases of the disaster cycle.
<Step 3> Propose a plan for reforming the existing system; design a safe and secure society; expert Disaster Nursing Global Leaders. new window